Beyond Competition? China, Climate Change, Security and the Developing World

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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Brown University, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI
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Brown University

Organized by the Year of China, the Center for Environmental Studies, and the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown University with co-sponsorship by the Watson Institute for International Studies

This intimate one-day workshop looks at how China will manage both rapid economic growth and attention to climate change.  We will discuss the roots of China’s domestic economic and environmental policy and how these influence its positions in the United Nations negotiations on the treaty that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.   How is the need for national development constraining and informing the negotiating position of China?  What is the role of vulnerability in agriculture and other sectors to climate disasters in shaping its national and international policy?  How is China interacting with other developing nations as it seeks out raw materials to feed its growth?  How are science (and technology) driving China’s positions?

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